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South Africa-based Shoprite has released an operational update for the six months ending 29 December 2019. It reported its total sale of merchandise had increased by 7.0% to approximately ZAR81.2 bn (US$5.6 bn) driven by its supermarkets in its home market.

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Following initiatives from South Africa-based Checkers, Pick n Pay, results from the same country’s Woolworths and reports of Carrefour’s market entry into Uganda, we round up news from the region. Checkers launches one-hour delivery option Checkers is set to introduce a one-hour delivery option under the Sixty60 brand name. Initially launched at selected stores in the Western Cape and Gaut...
As part of an operational update ahead of its AGM, Shoprite said Group turnover rose 7.3% in the three months to the end of September 2019. The performance was driven by its operations in South Africa, while outside its home market the retailer said it had ‘ seen no change to the difficult operating environment articulated in [its] recent results. ’ Supermarkets RSA saw sales rise by 10.3% ...
As Checkers relaunches its loyalty card, third party logistics firm Glovo continues to expand its presence in Kenya and CFAO adds new stores in Cameroon, we round up news from the region. Shoprite’s Checkers relaunches loyalty programme Checkers has relaunched its Xtra Savings loyalty programme, following a short-lived trial of the solution in 2016. The programme enables shoppers to save up...

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